Thursday, 14 March 2013


This weekend sees several races on the calendar with Tralee International Marathon and Half Marathon, Mallow 10 and Ballinhassig 4 Mile all on the agenda. Both Tralee and Mallow are pre entry so unless you have entered you will not be able to enter now and don’t even consider getting someone else’s number.

That leaves us with Ballinhassig 4 Mile on St Patricks Day @11 am (plenty of time to get to the parade after).This is really an excellent race very well organised with a fantastic array of prizes with three prizes in each category and the biggest amount of spot prizes that are at any race around. The food after is also excellent. The course is challenging but not bad by any means you will have about a mile and a half on the main Bandon- Cork road and then a steep downhill to finish in Ballinhassig village. RACE TIP Be well warmed up for the start as the start is about 800 Mtrs uphill and its very easy get burned out by starting too fast and not being properly warmed up after that its downhill for about a mile and a half. A race well worth supporting and for a great cause.

If you want to be included in the race reports please inform us of how you do etc (by txt 0861931338 or e mail and please don’t be embarrassed to let us know when you do a PB etc Its not just the so called fast people get PBs and even they have to tell us when they do as its impossible to know everyone’s times etc. also if you run in races you think we may not be aware of. We will only accept reports from club members and not third parties. Also if you have any photos please e mail them also.

Dates To Note

We move to Midleton CBS Field (grass) on April 8th at 6.30 (note change of start time).

We move outdoors for the Wed. night training on 27th March so next Wed is our last night indoors.

UCC 10 Km 7th April

Kilnaboy 10 Mile 14th April

Ballintotis 4 Mile 18th April

Glanmire 5Km 22nd April (new)

Midleton 5 Mile 2nd May

The Development Squad will meet as usual next Sat. @10am in Bailick Car Park. We could do with another helper with this group (especially a female helper) Please send an e mail , txt or call if you are willing to help.
Lots of members are now out running the Midleton 5 Course (I have it freshly marked) but please as you approach the 2 Mile mark cross the road to the left hand side until you are around the bend. I saw a runners (wearing headphones and not a club member) being nearly killed there two weeks ago when two cars came flying around the bend. Cars cannot see you and if you are moving at any speed you will not see them either. You might lose a few seconds but safety first please.

Munster Masters Road Racing Championships

These take place in Moyglass Co Tipperary on Sunday 24th April. We are looking for members O/35 and 0/45 to take part anyone interested please contact Sally Drennan 0872265857 or Noel O’Regan 0861704072 as soon as possible. We want as many as possible to enter and its not just the fast people teams need to be make up so everyone is welcome.
Remember how well our senior and novice teams did last weekend.